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as two states president obama carried go for the gop. we will have analysis from dick morris, george stephanopoulos, and dennis miller. >> from my perspective, we won last night. bill: is this woman living in the land of oz? we will analyze this been coming out of the far left precinct. >> he is the most feared man in cable news. bill o'reilly. bill: body language takes a look at my appearance on "the view." you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: i am bill o'reilly. thanks for watching. why president obama should hire me as his primary adviser. that is the subject of our talking. memo. this is a no gloat zone. republicans have been gloating, but that gets us nowhere. yesterday's vote demonstrates many americans believe president obama's policies are simply not working. americans want good policy. they want america to prosper. when that does not happen, the vote the party in power out of power. see george of the bush. president obama s
. bill: critics of president obama step up their attacks. but are they fair? brit hume andly analyze. >> we are not throwing them to the wolves of the insurance industry without an option for them to choose. what i would call not the public option but the consumer option. >> the "wall street journal" says nancy pelosi's obama care bill could be the worst piece of legislation ever. neil cavuto will weigh in. >> the lies told by united states presidents, the lies told by the united states media. bill: bizarre new tape of reverend wright surfaces. we will play you a bit of that. >> excuse me. land of the greed and home of the slaves. bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. criticizing president obama, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. there are basically two camps when it comes to not liking barack obama. the first group is made up of conservat
captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org---^ bret: next on "special report" president obama visits china, hoping to nudge them toward more openness, while abandoning hopes on a global warming treaty, and the state of illinois bids to provide a home for guantanomo bee tainees and we have more news on the fort hood shooter and a radical muslim cleric, and the brewing confrontation between the senate and white house over medicare cuts in healthcare reform. all that, plus brit hume's analysis and the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. it is tuesday morning in china where president obama will pr participate in a second day of talks with president tao. chine that is the most populace nation in the world and america's largest creditor , leading president obama to tread carefully to his first trip to the region while in office. major garrett is traveling with the president. >> president obama arrived in beijing to the red carpet trappings of a state visit. his first stop had the look of a campaign town hall, emphasis on look. the president prevailed upon
situation room. up next, cnn tonigh>>> toonnigh decision on afghanistan. president obama's decision to add troop surges. what will the consequences be if it does not work? >>> and india takes center stage. snags the first state dinner in the obama administration. why is this emerging economic power so important to the united states? >>> india is going to be central to what we want to do in the world. >>> also, a disturbing new trend. police say they can't keep track of all of the registered sex offenders. there are just too many to keep an eye on. the internet provides easy prey. how can you keep your family safe? >>> good evening, and thanks for joining us. at this hour, we're waiting for the prime minister of india, manmohan singh, to arrive at the white house. president obama and the first lady will pay invitation to the first dinner. the list includes hollywood stars and business chiefs. 320 people will gather under a white house tent in the south lawn. singer jennifer hudson will headline the event. the symphony orchestra and the marine band will also perform. earlier today, pr
in a stronger position to turn back the political wave president obama unleashed last year, setting the stage for republicans to raise money, recruit candidates, and ride the excitement of an energized base as the party hedges -- heads into next year's midterm elections." there was something riding on last night, yes? >> yes, there was. this helps the republican party. it helps them raise money. it helps them recruit candidates. it helps them get good attention. i think people should be careful about saying, because a republican one in virginia and new jersey, that means republicans will do really well next year. it could be true. it could not be true. it is a help for the party. tavis: i agree with you on your statement just now. was last night in any way instructive and informative for democrat? >> there are two things i would watch for, just glimmers' or cans. one is in depend -- glimmers or hints. one is independent voters. barack obama won the support of independent voters. what happened last night is a lot of independent voters swung over to the republican gubernatorial candidates in bo
against the taliban and the future of american soldiers on the front lines. well, president obama's name won't be on the ballot this election day, but as far as the white house is concerned, well, there could be much at stake for his administration as there is for any candidate craving victory this tuesday. the biggest indication of this, the president obama's blip across new jersey with corzine, the fight of his political life with chris christie. right now it's a statistical dead heat. despite the involvement of independent candidate chris daggett. huge one of three important races that could indicate the future political climate in the u.s. another new york's 23rd congressional race, in another surprising development, the g.o.p. candidate who suddenly suspended her campaign yesterday is now endorsing her former democratic rival over the conservative party candidate. more on that in just a moment. meanwhile, it's shaping up to be a g.o.p. victory in virginia's gubernatorial race. and mcdonnell leads in the polls. last november president obama became the first democratic presidential no
, the unemployment, social security revenues are down. so now we are borrowing, president obama saying we are going to bar a $1.4 trillion in 2009 just to keep the federal budget going. going to be borrowing $9 trillion over the next ten years. now that means we will be doubling the national debt of the united states from the time the republic was created in the next nine years and that is an unsustainable amount of borrowing especially when we are so heavily dependent on china to buy the debt. now, to get a full idea what i mean by america for sale you can see the image we put on the cover of the book which is the tad of america has a sales tag the little red and so you can tie it on to something to be sold with the bar code, and so i am seeing with the social security checks maybe we ought to and starting to print social security checks at the bottom paid to you courtesy the china. we couldn't pay the social security checks or the medicare or the medicaid unfunded liabilities. in fact maybe we ought to go a step further. maybe we ought to just owls worse the social security up ministration to chi
, by contrast, foxnews.com says the a.p. didn't bother checking either one of barack obama's books. what is behind this double standard? my next guest is somebody who knows a great deal about the media and has even spent time with governor sarah palin on the campaign trail. let's take a look. >> when i was asked to come out here to all of you and introduce the governor today, i was, of course, incredibly honored. but let's be honest. i was really excited just to be able to talk for five minutes without getting interrupted. and let me tell you this -- when it gets hot in the kitchen, the governor may be from alaska, but she can take the heat. sean: we're now happy to be joined by the author of "the g free diet, a gluten free survival guide." she is the emmy award-winning host of abc's "the view," the one and only lids bet hasselbeck. i love the show. i watch it all the time. >> not everybody does. sean: at least it's a rosie-free zone. >> sean, you're bad, but indeed, it is. sean: you said you watched the interview last night with sarah palin. >> i did. sean: i was with you when you gave
. .. welcome to our tobler 1981. reagan's job approval rating was 57%. obama, 55%. in 1981 the democrats swept the virginia race is that were at stake, including the governorship to which democrats said hallelujah, all is not lost. in 1981, the new jersey governor's race was the closest in history. and tom kane, the republican pete jim by 1800 votes. history is repeating itself. no it's not. the reagan era, which was in full swing in 1981, to be best characterized as being un- yong, i'm poor, and i'm black. that was the real majority. to put it another way, white come a middle-class, middle-age, married, mom, dad, kids. reagan grasped that vision very well. and that vision was not just something that he grasped, but a whisper trade over and over again in the popular culture. whether it was leave it to beaver in the 1960's or the cosby show in the 19 80's. democrats didn't do well when that's a real majority was on young, on poor amah and i'm black. how badly? we know the record. but just bear with me on to statistics. democrats won 50% of the vote. only twice since 1970 and that was jimmy cart
. this would be a huge achievement coming over a few months after obama carried virginia. today, mcdonnell cast a vote for himself. asked about today whether or not national events and issues have seeped into the contest and helped him, here is what he had to say. >> i do think that some of this overreaching of congress on taxes, spending, and regulation has been a clear point departure between me and my opponent. that has helped me in this election. >> democrat creigh deeds, a centrist from the southwestern part of the state, had a difficult time and addressing the obama coalition. he needs a big turnout from african-americans, young voters, and women to overcome what has been a big deficit in the polls. he was upbeat today, but he believes it is too close to call. they just went into the ballot with a minute ago. shepard: democrats and republicans have separate ideas about what this means. what is the reality? >> for republicans, it means the cannot only be contenders in the era of obama but it also means that democrats, particularly moderate centrists like creigh deeds could have problems in
're going to be covering today. obama and palin, poll numbers meeting in the middle? >> that is surprising. >> it's possible. >>> and lou dobbs for president. he actually goes there. we'll play that for you. great guests to talk about all this. >> i can't wait. >> yes, we do. >> let's dive in the news. >> tina brown is coming up, pat buchanan, andrew ross sorkin and he will bring to the table -- motley crew, by the way. something that happened on capitol hill that could radically change how that work. >> tina, pat and gayle. >> one of a & m records top trios in the 1970s. they were a hell of a band. >> each of them probably not excited to be with the other in this picture. but that's what our show is about, bringing people together. >>> let's get to our top story, following a tense meeting with the war council last night, the white house tells nbc's savannah guthrie that president obama will announce his strategy in afghanistan, quote, within days. the official says it's not only on troop levels, but under when and what circumstances they will be able to withdrawal and turn control over to
of the fort hood shooting victims. president obama promising justice, but warning congress not to turn the tragedy into political theater. >> this comes as the president arrives in singapore. he is there for the asian pacific economic summit to push for free trade in the region. also the remnants from tropical storm ida heading back out to sea after cause ago lot of problems for a big chunk of the east coast. flooding and beach erosion is being reported from the carolinas all the way up to new jersey. first a former attorney general taking the justice department to task for its decision to try the self proclaimed master mind behind the world trade center attacks and four others in new york city. as a federal judge, he presided over the trial in the first attack on the twin towers, that was back in 1993. in an exclusive interview with fox news, he says the move to try khalid mohammed and his alleged co-conspirators in a civilian court reflects an unwise, pre-9-11 mindset. molly henneberg is live in dc with the latest on this. the former attorney general says that these five men should b
here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> gregg: this is a fox news alert. obama administration now considering a prison in rural illinois to house the gitmo detainees. >> i'm julie banderas. illinois governor pat quinn coming in and out favor of the plan saying that the correctional facility would primarily serve as a federal prison leased out to the defense department to house less than 100 gitmo detainees. >> this prison will always be known as a federal prison, a small portion may be used in the near term by the department of defense to incarcerate detainees that are convicted from guantanamo bay. other than that it's going to be a federal prison providing employment and economic opportunity for many illinois citizens for decades to come. >> julie: we've got fox team coverage. julie is monitoring events in washington. first we go to corina. they are going to be looking at the facility tomorrow. how fast or possible are preparations moving? >> illinois governor pat quinn met with the president earlier this month to discuss the possible plan and today the govern
m dan harris >>> i'm dan harris, and this is "world news." toght, the obama effect. the president back on the campaign trail, trying to help an embattled democrat up for election on tuesday. can he rally voters the way he did one year ago? >>> election chaos in afghanistan. after president karzai's chief rival quits. where does this leave the u.s. effort to stabilize that country? >>> sweet spot. our investigation into the marketing of fatty, sugary foods to children. now, they are targeted online, on their cell phones and even inside of popular video games. many parents have no idea. >>> and, born to run. as an american man wins the new york marathon for the first time in a generation, we look at why, when it comes to running, humans are the king of beasts. >>> good evening. one year ago tonight, barack obama was out on t campaign trail heading to victory under the banner of yes we can. today, they were calling it yes we can 2.0, as mr. obama went back on the campaign trail, not for himself, but for the governor of new jersey, jon corzine. this race is emerginging as a test of ob
of the governor of virginia. tonight you have hired me, thank you. >> reporter: president barack obama won the trust of the voters a year ago and now bob mcdonnell says he's ready to get to work. >> because we didn't get the results we wanted tonight doesn't mean we go home and wine. we go home and we fight and i'm fighting. >> reporter: deeds promises to give the people a vote in the senate. they are hurt by a weakened transportation system and budget. reporting live, i'm alex trevino for wusa9.com. >>> bill bowling won reelection as lieutenant governor over jodi wagner. he will work with the governor from his own party when mcdonnell takes over in j. >>> ken kuntinell will also take his new senate seat. >>> maryland also had local elections on tuesday. choosing mayors and city council eats. here's a couple of the local mayoral contests. the win here over susan hoffman, and a much wider margin of victory here, 73% of the vote over richard cooke. >>> a high school student hoping to take a seat on the city council. 18 just in time to run. he pushed for economic development at the new rockvi
president obama on afghanistan on a day when we know president obama now intends to announce his decision next week. good afternoon, everybody. i'm david shuster live in washington. >> there are several reports regarding the number of troops the president plans on sending to afghanistan. we'll talk much more about it. good afternoon. i'm tamron hall live in new york. david in the picture right now, president obama said today he intends to finish the job in afghanistan while dismantling al qaeda's ability to plot attacks against america. nbc news has learned the president is expected to announce his new plan for afghanistan as david mentioned next week, as early as december 1st. several news agencies including mcclach chi newspapers and the associated press report the president will send between 30 and 35,000 more u.s. troops to that region. >> i will be making an announcement to the american people about how we intend to move forward. i will be doing so shortly. i feel very confident that when the american people hear a clear rationale for what we're doing there and how we intend to achie
: the race could not be tighter. president obama won in new jersey by 15 points last year. now incumbent governor jon corzine is in a dead heat with his republican challenger chris christie. there is no mistaking how high the political mistakes are. the president campaigned for course 93 times. former new york mayor rudy giuliani was there as well. is the star power paying off for either of the candidates? >> in the latest polls that came out yesterday, and does not look like anyone got a significant advantage. 9 and jon corzine or chris christie. -- neither jon corzine or chris christie. you mentioned the governor had some campaigning with the president. they talk about being partners together. of course, the president got this state by 15 points last year, and the white house is heavily invested in making sure that it remains blue. the republicans have called in big names like rudy giuliani. he has stayed in the race, something that is not very easy to do here in new jersey. both candidates remain confident about their chances of winning, but so far the poles are in a dead -- polls are
president obama time to decide if he'll send additional troops to afghanistan. white house said all along they won't make a decision on the troop levels here until this afghan election has been resolved. by all appearances now it will be president karzai. there is the issue of legitimacy. the short one, it gives a new government for the u.s. and other international partners to work with. this is part of the basis of adding troops is there must be a credible, viable partner in afghanistan. everything that has happened with this election process has cast doubt whether or not hamid karzai is that viable credible partner. the corruption is so wide and widespread across all of the government here. there is a real concern that going forward this election may just embolden hamid karzai and prevent him from firing the officials that the u.s. would like to see fired. shannon? >> shannon: now reporting live for us from afghanistan. thank you very much for the update, connor. so what implications will abdullah's withdrawal have for the u.s.? caroline shively standing by with the look at that angle.
. >>> across iran anti-government protesters sit the streets and they got a message for president obama. >>> a florida casino calls a multimillion dollar jackpot a malfunction. we have the rest of that story. hi, everybody. chuck roberts on a wednesday. welcome. a convicted rapist facing multiple counts of murder, rape and kidnapping will stay behind bars indefinitely. a judge in cleveland has denied bond for 50-year-old anthony sowell. calling his alleged crimes gruesome. within the past week authorities have found the remains of at least ten people in and around sowell's home including a skull discovered in the basement. law enforcement officers appear disturbed by the killings. >> 23 years in law enforcement along with other guys with more time we've never seen anything like it so it's very challenging from an investigative standpoint, from an emotional standpoint for all of the investigators on the ground doing it, the coroner's office. so just emotional but the guys are -- the men and women are professional and they'll continue doing their job. >> neighbors say they complained of f
challenger chris christie. president obama and gop members also up for the garden state campaign. next, the race in virginia is also attracting attention because obama turned that state last year. democrats hope to keep it in their column. we will have more in a minute. now to new york state, where there has been a lot of action in the 23rd district, which traditionally vote republican. from seattle to miami, there are racists for mares -- races for mayor. now let's get you back to richmond with chief political correspondent carl cameron. mcdonnell has a comfortable lead in the polls. how confident is he this morning? >> first, polls generally in the first few days before the election become increasingly meaningless. it is obviously preceded by a weekend, but most pollsters will tell you their numbers are too hard to be reliable, and all the activities are there. this has been a race in which the republican has made a big issue of the obama administration and the agenda in washington. bob mcdonnell made the point that he thought the national debate across the potomac at the capitol and
, president obama is now in japan. while he's there he won't be venturing outside tokyo. >> and that's not what many japanese wanted to hear. especially in the city that has the name the president has. margaret connelly reports from obama city, japan. >> reporter: far from the bustling city of tokyo, a five-hour journey by train is a coastal town along the sea of japan. now famous for its name. from street banners and taxis to obscure souvenirs, this town reaches out to the president from the other side of the world. at obama city hall, the mayor shows us correspondence with the white house. photographs and notes of thanks from the president and michelle for the city's gifts and letters. mayor says it's not a one-way thing. featured on this chocolate cake box along with slogans for world peace. the president and i have the same face, he says, the only difference is the hairstyle. people say we have the same ears. in this port town of 30,000 people fishing has long been the main industry. increasingly the people in this town are cashing in on the obama name. and there's even a place t
>>> finish the fight. president obama vows to get the job done in afghanistan. tough ticket. the first family holds the first white house state dinner. and strip club dad, an indiana man loses his truck and his son after some adult entertainment. >> just when you think you hear it all, you've got another report of something like this. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 25th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm karen brown in for michelle gielan. it was the hottest ticket of the year in washington. president obama's first state dinner as president. the president honors india's prime minister in a lavish tent set-up on the white house south lawn. >> reporter: they rolled out the red carpet and plenty of white house glamour at the obama's first state dinner. dressed to the nines, president obama and the first lady welcomed indian prime minister manmohan singh and his wife. and later, during the president's toast, he emphasized the u.s.'s important relationship with india. >> the future that beckons all of us. let's
the detainee's @ gitat gitmo? jon: republicans take the governor's seats in two states carried easily by obama last year. the biggest surprise was in new jersey, he became the garden state's first republican governor in more than one decade. in virginia bob macdonald trounces his democratic opponent by a margin of 18 points, even winning suburban washington, d.c. counties that went for the president in november. the white house press secretary said that the president is disappointed that his friend jon corzine was not reelected and that the democratic candidate in virginia had always been an underdog. the president did not watch election results last night, instead he took in an hbo special on the campaign that resulted in his election one year ago. carl, break it down for us. any similarities between what happened in virginia and new jersey? >> you have got to wonder what the president was watching from 2008 that was so fascinating that it was more fascinating than the votes being cast in 2009. first of all, the economy and all of that encompasses was on the mind of a vast majority of voters.
? and is obama himself a sellout. the author is here to layout how the government, the president has given out the money. and then what you will see from retailers this black friday, but is this a trend or talker. >> we are taking you on to the white house red carpet. the fashion and the food as the president and his very first state dinner are in the bag. i am dylan ratigan. this is the "morning meeting." let's get started right now. joining us in new york this hour to help break everything down in the next few minutes, the managing editor for "the times," and then msnbc contributor, jonathan capehart, and then mike, but let's start with savannah. >> the president will announce today he will go to copenhagen for the climate change summit. this is the subject of speculation for a few weeks now. will he or will he not go, especially since it seems clear there will not be a break through agreement from the summit. but we can report the president will travel and make an appearance and make it part of his norway stop for the peace prize. >> do you think there is a truth to the news that this was a
become the next guantanamo bay? why a congressman is against that idea. >>> and president obama says there's something he'd like everyone to see in china. he wants everything to have what he told a group of students in shanghai. >>> i'm richelle carey. welcome to "hln's" "news and views" on this monday. the story we're following as we speak. a somber update on a 5-year-old girl missing nearly a week. investigators say right now they are searching for the body of shaniya davis along a central north carolina highway. the police say they've received reliable information she may have been dumped there. police have charged shaniya's 25-year-old mother with human trafficking and felony child abuse. new pictures a moment ago. the mother antoinette davis is due in court in two hours. shaniya lived with her father until last month. he was hesitant to let her stay with her mother but felt she deserved an opportunity to be a part of shaniya's life. >> of course i had some reserves. however she been trying. i know she been working for at least six months, and she had been trying to get her life
: president obama wrapping up a trip to new jersey to support john improper design's bid. -- jon corzine. now running neck and neck with gop challenge chris christy. garden state is just one of two major gubernatorial show downs. the other one is in virginia where republican bob mack donl holds a substantial lead. we'll check on that raise with karl cameron but first, let's head to new jersey where we find julie that is following all the action there. >> reporter: the white house wants a big win in intelligence and obama camp isn't just sitting back this tight, important race in the final hours. you saw the live video. obama carried new jersey by 20 points. president is working to get out of the vote for jon corzine who? trouble in this tight race. push by mr. obama is aimed at energizing the base in new jersey, especially african-american voters who helped obama win the white house introducing the president as his partner and friend and hero and vowing his famous campaign slogan. >> a year ago, new jersey went to the polls just like we're going on tuesday, right? and we said, yes, we can. [
, but they are compelling. they tell us some information about voter attitudes towards president obama one year after he was elected. primarily these races are about regional or statewide issues, but they do contain killed -- they do contain clues as to whether or not the voters are dissatisfied with the direction of the white house. bill: a hotly contested race in upstate new york, lots of news over the weekend after the republican drop out and supported the democrat. the conservative candidate seems to be taking a lead by a few points as he goes in to vote. joe biden was in that district yesterday. barack obama has been in new jersey three times. they know that there is something on the line. >> you are right, even if you stick to the demonstrably true facts. as you just pointed out, president obama himself has gone to new jersey. just this last weekend view of their several times. any administration tries to downplay this as local politics. any administration that sees victories, they try to spin it as a great national trend. the truth is that it is probably somewhere between the two. this is primari
obama won the support of independent voters. what happened la night is a lot of independe voters swun over to the republican gubernatorial candidates in both states. there was evidence that independent voters are upset with presidentbama on spending and deficit issues. that is something disive in the whithouse. that is the first thin the second thing is,s you ow, president obama p together a remarkable political coalition last year of first time vote, african-american voters, young voters. the's no evidence tose voters came out toupport the gubernatoria candidates, despite the ft campaigned on eir behalf. tavis: dsn't thatean he was not onthe ballot and that is why they did not turn out? >> i think that is probably the case. we need to be careful saying the for the obama coalition is gone. he was not on e ballot. the othething there is that these wereot federal ndidates. these are candidates runnin for state office. the wereot state senators ar members of the hse who will vote on health care or the issues that mattered less. we need to be careful. we have yet to see evidencso far that
of police firing tear gas at anti-government demonstrators and making several arrests. >>> president obama has a message for iran on this, the anniversary of that well-known hostage crisis. >> in a statement the president says iran needs to choose between focusing on the past or moving toward a brighter future. >> laura setrakian is in the mideast with a look at u.s./iran relations. good morning, lara. >> reporter: good morng, jeremy and vinita. when iranian students stormed the u.s. embassy, taking 63 americans hostage, they drove a wedge into u.s./iranian relations that's lasted more than 30 years. for 444 days the crisis continued. the hostage-takers called their captives guests of the ayatollah. they celebrated the embassy takeover as a victory against imperialism and the american super power. every year on the 4th of november iran's government commemorates the event with rallies against the u.s., the great satan in the eyes of the islamic revolution. this year the scene is more complicated. iran's government is railing against america while it publicly negotiates with the u.s. over it
want to go? there is no hesitation by barack obama's political arm, organizing for america, the president's political arm -- i don't think he has another one -- to send out an e-mail calling tea partygoers extremists. this guy,? no, no, misunderstood. he snapped. but tea partygoers, this is what the political arm of obama says, quote "across the country, members of congress who support reform are being shouted down physically assaulted. where? hung in effigy, receiving death threats. we can't let extremists hijack this debate or confuse congress about where people stand. that is extremism in america today. but killing 13 people, no, no, don't get hasty. don't you jump to conclusions here. if there was anyone who could be labeled extremist, you would think it might be someone who spoke of islamic jihad to his fold low soldiers and acted by picking up a weapon and by killing his fellow soldiers with that weapon, but, no, no. real extremists pick up signs. they make the signs with their kids at night. they're nut jobs. they're protesting the government. sarah palin, be afraid.
the negativity is over. bill: thank you, shannon bream. martha: the gop taking two states that president obama won in 2008. possible bellwether for the upcoming 2010 midterm? how do both parties look at things this morning? let's bring in a our editor of news, bill sammon. we just showed the number of independent voters in new jersey, and that is the headline. no one wins an election without them. is that the take away from last night? people running one year from now, do they need to be focusing on that as well? >> i think so. you saw a swing of the independent voters in both states. this is a sign of trouble for the democratic party as they look to the midterm elections. of course, history shows a first term president, his party loses a lot of seats in the first year's midterm. that has happened in virtually every single case. i think we can expect the historical trend to return next year if last night is any indication. martha: what did you think of the fact that the word from the white house was that he was "not wanting?" >> we found it hard to believe. the family went to see a concert and
. >>> the white house says president obama is ready to announce his new afghanistan strategy within days. but will his decision which took months to make cost him politically? bill plant has more on that. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning. the long wait is over. the president has made his decision on afghanistan. and he'll tell the nation about it mix week. last night's session with his war council is 1k3eg9ed to be the final one before the president announces both an afghanistan surge and an exit strategy. >> i characterized a decent part of it as not just how we get people there, but what's the strategy forgetting them out. >> reporter: the u.s. commander in afghanistan jp stanley mcchrystal has recommended 40,000 additional troops. many military officials expect mcchrystal to get most but not all of the requested troops. tween 20,000 and for 30,000. a new cbs news poll shows 69% of americans think the war is going badly. and only 36% believe more u.s. troops would make things better. >> we've been at this since 2003. we have spent a lot of money, we've lo
one statement to say. i know it is not hard for obama to want to kill other muslims because i'm not sure he is a christian. i did not say we need to send more troops to afghanistan because the pakistanis are stepping up and with both of us working together, i think we can come to a conclusion over there. then we will not have to worry about anymore terror attacks. thank you. host: thank you and thanks to all of you for your calls and comments. of course, we will have the prime minister from india here at the white house for a news conference this morning and the state dinner tonight, 6:00 on the west coast. tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. here on the washington -- on the "washington journal" we can continue the conversation. enjoy the rest of your day. . . >> we will take you live to the white house for the joint news conference with president obama and the indian prime minister. later, a look at the global food shortage. >> thanksgiving day, at 10:00 eastern bill clinton is on hand to present steven spielberg with an award. from the jfk library and museum, nick burns on terrori
>>> this mornin on "early today," presidential pushback. president obama sendsadvisers back to the drawing board. >>> scores of sky dirs attempt reord-setting jump in calornia. >>>nd paying tribute. the nation honors merica bravest for their service and the nation honors merica bravest for their service and their sacrifice. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm christina brown. >>> today we begin with many options but no clear answer. senior administration officials say president obama plans to reject each of the possible scenarios laid out for a new american strategy in afghanistan. the president is pushing his national security team for more specifics on how, when and under what circumstances the u.s. will be able to turn over control to the afghan military. a key concern involves the credibility of president karzai's government, which is largely seen as corrupt, both inside and outside afghanistan. though the top u.s. commander there has called for at least 40,000 additional forces, the president wants to make clear tht the u.s. is
? the obama state dinner was a hot ticket. >> cheers. >> reporter: so hot, that two reality tv stars apparently crashed the party. the socialites from the show "the real housewives of washington" were announced. but the white house says they were not invited, marking what appears to be the first time in modern history anyone has crashed a state dinner. photos published on their facebook page show the couple with high-profile guests, like vice president joe biden and chief of staff, rahm emanuel. the secret service is looking how the couple got past security. one official said, these individuals went through magnetometers. they reportedly left before seated for dinner. lying to the secret service could bring a felony charge. it didn't clear how close the salahi's got to the president or the first lady. they were clear to be at the dinner. and they went through five security check points. we'll have much more on this story later on "good morning america." >>> when president obama makes his case for more u.s. troops to afghanistan next week, he'll be doing so from the military academy a
that put barack obama in office, they're now stepping up saying they're willing to work against those who fight the public option. manage that. >> well, look, i mean, you have to get a bill through and it has to be a good bill. that's why i have always been in favor of reconciliation. i said that months ago, because the people need to vote on this. if you put this up to a fair vote, you would have this pass in a moment. the bill -- by the way, i think harry reid has done a fantastic job. sensational job in getting a decent bill -- >> nobody else has gotten it this far in 50 years. >> he's been fantastic. of course, a lot of people helping him. you know, the problem is because of the actions, the potential actions, i don't think these folks are all going to vote against the consideration of the bill. >> dr. dean, great to have you with us tonight. got to have you back. >>> let me bring in katrina vanden heuvel, editor of "the nation." thanks for your time. it is coming down with war inside the party and the progressive groups. now, the next 30 days, probably legislatively, the most importa
. president obama and congressional democrats celebrated passing the house healthcare bill this weekend after liberals reluctantly accepted a compromise that restricted abortion funding. as jim angle reports, an even tougher challenge lies ahead once the legislation heads to the senate. >> the bill is passed. >> nancy pelosi was barely able to get the reform bill through the house but senators say the hard part is just beginning. >> anyone can offer any amendment on any subject in the senate,s whereas in the house, the amendments are limited greatly, and so therefore, if you thought it was hard in the house, it's going to be harder in the senate. >> as long as there's at least a half dozen democrats that don't want it, there might even be more than that. >> it was a bill written by liberals for liberals. the house bill is dead on arrival in the senate. look at how it passed, 220-215. >> five-vote margin because speaker pelosi lost 39 democrats who voted no. harry reid has to win all the democrats as well as independent senator joe lieberman and lieberman, like several democratic senators is o
a warehouse to house the gitmo detine knees. president obama promised to close the place for next year. julie kirtz has the latest from washington. >> although no decision has been announced, an obama administration official tells us a near empty prison is an option for detain tees from guantanamo bay. an idea backed by the governor wood would allow the federal bure reof prisons to buy the prison and turn it into a supermax facility. the prison is in a small town called thompson village, 150 miles west of chicago. local proponents of the idea say it will bring 3,000 much-needed jobs to the area. but there is plenty of opposition for those who say it's horrible way to help the local economy and make the area a terror target. >> i can't imagine the people of illinois would like to have the prisoners encars rated in the state. there may be some local officials who support it but i expect it will be a huge issue in illinois, probably in the u.s. senate race up there next year. >> a huge issue is decision by the obama administration to bring khalid sheikh mohammed and the alleged 9/11 mastermind a
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